Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Soros’s exit signals a black year for hedge funds – Financial News

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MarketWatchSoros's exit signals a black year for hedge fundsFinancial NewsThe world may be full of uncertainties, but the historic decision of George Soros to spend $1bn buying out external investors in his Quantum hedge fund was a no-brainer. For … Continue reading

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Hedge fund break-up spawns new generation – Financial News

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Financial NewsHedge fund break-up spawns new generationFinancial NewsLast month, 3 Twelve launched an event-driven hedge fund. Oliver Haslam, a portfolio manager who worked on Ansari's event-driven team in London, left Stark in February last year a… Continue reading

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Lansdowne sells Goldman stake – Financial Times

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Lansdowne sells Goldman stakeFinancial TimesThe hedge fund profited well from short positions it held against banks in 2009 and long positions – including its stake in Goldman – as the global economy stabilised. On average, the flagship Lansdowne U… Continue reading

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Super rich to get new London address – Financial Times

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Super rich to get new London addressFinancial TimesA leading European hedge fund is preparing to build one of London's most expensive housing developments as global investors scramble to gain a foothold in the capital's resurgent residential ma… Continue reading

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Top hedge fund returns elude pensions

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A rush into hedge funds in the last decade has produced poor returns for American pension plans, analysis for the Financial Times found Continue reading

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Texas teachers agree hedge fund move – Financial Times

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Financial TimesTexas teachers agree hedge fund moveFinancial TimesRick Perry, governor of Texas, last month signed into law measures which allow the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to invest up to a tenth of its assets with hedge funds. For the teac… Continue reading

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Studies question hedge fund returns

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The US state has signed into law measures allowing managers of its retirement fund to invest up to 10 per cent of assets in hedge funds Continue reading

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Pensions find hedge funds unrewarding – Financial Times

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Pensions find hedge funds unrewardingFinancial TimesA rush into hedge funds during the last decade has produced poor returns for North American pension plans, according to an analysis prepared for the Financial Times. For the past 10 years institutiona… Continue reading

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Retreat of hedge funds would be no bad thing – Financial Times

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MarketWatchRetreat of hedge funds would be no bad thingFinancial TimesThe news that George Soros is throwing the last outside investors out of his Quantum Fund and keeping it as a family office provides a reminder that hedge funds are facing increasing… Continue reading

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Clopton Capital Announces Its Intention to Form A Strategic Hedge Fund – San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

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Clopton Capital Announces Its Intention to Form A Strategic Hedge FundSan Francisco Chronicle (press release)AP Exclusive: Insanity ruling not likely in Norway 07.31.11 Clopton Capital, a seasoned and profitable Chicago based commercial real estate len… Continue reading

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